Starting the second half right! This will be a tough one, every bit as tough as Golfsburg. Let’s hope they can pull ahead a little earlier. The whole team is healthy, including (reportedly) Sahin.
Our first meetup was at Wirtshaus for the season opener: 4-0 BVB! It’s been a great season since then, with mostly success and a little heartache. Now, at the end of 2015 we will gather again to look back and look forward.
This meetup includes our friends from The Bayern LA Fan Club and is also Bill Caulfield’s Birthday. Please RSVP on Facebook so we can warn Wirtshaus on the numbers. This one looks very popular.
With Gladbach destroying Bayern, the day was already started on a happy note. Most of us had been up early to watch and we were revved up for Wolfsburg. But how would the team react? Five starters out with the flu. Wolfsburg undefeated at home for 29 matches. Optimism was hard to come by.
Still, our bad luck streak seemed to continue: from the crossbar hit on Ilkay’s free kick right up to a soft penalty call at the 90th minute. It felt like things could not go our way until a completely “against the run of play” pass from Miki to Shiji in the last minute. The curse of the away jerseys is broken!
Thanks to everyone who turned up. Our biggest turnout yet in Santa Monica. See you all next week for Frankfurt.
Biggest match since the Revierderby! Only a handful of teams are in range for the CL positions and that’s where BVB need to be. We are currently #2 with Wolfsburg at #3. This will be the Match of The Week in the Bundesliga. Adding to that; Bayern will travel to Gladbach, with Gladbach in top form.
We return to beautiful Santa Monica for the week. Come on down!
A rare Friday night match in Hamburg means we can drop in for lunch at Wirtshaus. They have been a major supporter of the Club and we like to support them in return.
After avoiding relegation last season, Hamburger SV is currently at 11th in the table. Massive improvement and definitely a threat at home.
I told Marion that I was going for a Kloppo 2014 look lately. She brought me a hat from the BVB shop in Dortmund. Still haven’t gotten the glasses just right, but someday…
Marion also arrived in the winning vehicle of all time, The most beautiful BMW I have ever seen. This car outclassed anything in the parking lot.
As for the match: more excitement than was needed. Ginter to Kagawa was magic. Ginter header was unstoppable. Auba Batman Goal came at exactly the right time. This was a Derby to remember.
Also being celebrated was Armen’s birthday from Saturday. What better celebration than a morning Guinness while Auba scores the winning Goal.